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Gateway Renovations to Begin

The $6.5 million renovation of Newport’s Gateway Visitors Center that proponents herald as “more befitting of the city’s historic nature” should start and finish in the next seven months, before an estimated one million tourists visit next summer. More...

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News Briefs

Newport Coffee Cup Project Fundraiser

Do you know a senior on Aquidneck Island who needs a ride to the grocery store or a doctor appointment or just wants to get out for a cup of coffee? The Newport Coffee Cup Project, started by Karen Recore, may be a solution. More...

Christmas Run/Walk

On Sunday, Dec. 11, a Christmas Run/Walk will be held at Rogers High School. All proceeds will benefit the Tomorrow Fund (for children with cancer). More...

Open Door: Holiday Edition

Community Connections offers free activities and caring support for those experiencing grief. Together the group will address cards, wrap gifts, create memorial ornaments and create a holiday plan that works for you. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  December 1  Eight Bells Lecture “The Burning of His Majesty’s Schooner Gaspee,” Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, 401-841-7276.   More...

Christmas in Newport

2016 Calendar of Events

For daily updates visit ChristmasInNewport.org Thursday, December 1 More...

Holiday Craft Fairs

Newport Hospital Auxiliary Craft Fair and Bake Sale, Friday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., arts and crafts, food and raffles, Newport Hospital, main entrance at Powel Ave., 401-845-1638.   More...

Nature

A Crabby Day on the Bay

The kinds of crabs that are found in Narragansett Bay have changed drastically over the last 25-plus years. Crabs have been on our planet over 300 million years, about 295 million years longer than humans! More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

John R. Barboza Jr., 80, passed away Nov. 23, 2016. He served 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He leaves behind his wife, Rose (Freitas) Barboza, seven children, 20 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. More...

Organizers Working to Defuse Racial Tensions

Just this summer, black leaders described Newport as a “tight-knit community that is almost free of blatant racism,” but recently there has been an alarming trend of racial tensions and hate crimes. More...

Red Kettle Nation: Volunteers Needed

One would have to be living under a rock in Newport at Christmastime not to be aware of the Salvation Army’s red kettles. More...

 

Around Town

Leaders Look at Local Immigration

As the White House transitions to the administration under President elect Donald Trump, some Newport leaders are considering the implications to local immigrants.  More...

Housing Advocates Scrutinize Comp Plan

Housing issues took center stage at a Newport City Council workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 16, that offered residents another chance to share their views on the city’s comprehensive plan update. More...

Healers Lead Female Empowerment Workshops

Frustrated by the misogynistic headlines during the presidential election, two local healers joined forces to teach local women to stand strong.  More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Hail, December!

We have finally arrived to the last month in what has been, by all accounts, a too-long calendar year – a leap, no less. December seems wide open to possibilities – the "just believe” month. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

More Yet to Accomplish

[Editor's note: The following is an abbreviated version of Middletown Council President Robert Sylvia’s presentation at the swearing-in ceremony held Nov. 21. The speech has been edited due to space constraints.]   More...

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From The Garden

Pining to Change Your Landscape?

Not all evergreens are green. There are exceptional varieties of evergreen trees and shrubs that will add amazing color and interest to your landscape. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Family Movie Night Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will show “The Muppet Christmas Carol” on Friday, Dec. 2, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All families are welcome and may bring their own snacks or purchase some at the church before the movie. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Jillian and Seth Chiaro of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Brayan Miles Chiaro on Nov. 25, 2016. More...

Twins Echo Choral Music at St. John’s Church

Of the three babies that Patty Burdick was carrying in 1999, the boys – Joseph and Thomas – were identical, with heartbeats in perfect synch with each other. She heard theirs as one, while triplet Abigail’s heart echoed in rhythm. More...